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Abraham Lefkowitz Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Identifier: LP000402
Abstract Abraham Lefkowitz was a teacher and principal in the New York elementary school system and active in teachers unions, civic and social reform movements, and championed minority causes and civil liberties. He was one of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers, serving as Vice-President for fourteen years. His papers reflect his professional and social contributions made during his years in the New York public school system, particularly his fight against communists in the AFT.
Dates: 1934 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1955

AFL-CIO Metropolitan Detroit Records

Identifier: LR000053_MD
Abstract The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Metropolitan Detroit is the central organization for all Michigan AFL-CIO unions that have locals in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. Their records pertain to activities specifically in Wayne County, prior to the merger of the three county councils in 1986, including those of its former presidents Frank Martel (1948-1956), Al Barbour (1958-1967) and its former vice-president Alex Fuller (1959-1967). The records...
Dates: 1918 - 1967

AFT Inventory Part I Records

Identifier: LR000348_1
Abstract Papers consist of correspondence, ballots, proceedings from meetings, clippings, local finances, per capita reports, charter applications. Subjects include integration, federal works programs, loyalty oaths, academic freedom, federal aid to education, communist issues.
Dates: 1914 - 1980

AFT Inventory Part II Records

Identifier: LR000348_2
Abstract Contains Series VIII-XIII. Series VIII State publications, 1950s-1963 Series IX, miscellaneous materials 1935-1964 Series X communications to locals, 1934-1963 Series XI memos and mimeographed materials, 1921-1964 Series XII Locals, 1914-1960s Series XIII AFT conventions, 1916-1967
Dates: 1914 - 1967

AFT Local 28: St. Paul Federation of Teachers Records

Identifier: LR000417
Abstract The St. Paul (Minnesota) Federation of Teachers, Local 28, is the fifth oldest American Federation of Teachers local in continued existence in the U.S. and the first teacher's union in Minnesota. It evolved from the Grade Teachers Federation (1898) and received its AFT charter June 18, 1918 under the St. Paul Federation of Women Teachers, Local 28. The St. Paul Federation of Men Teachers was chartered February 19 of the following year as Local 43. The two locals worked together closely through...
Dates: 1898 - 1970

AFT Local 29: Panama Canal Zone Records

Identifier: LR001000
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, office files, financial materials, subject files, and minutes. The issues facing teachers in this zone were clean safe housing, job protection, salaries for married teachers and assignments. Important correspondence are with Governors Parfitt and Parker, Jules Kolodny, George Meany, David Seldon and Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1918 - 1981

AFT Local 698: East Detroit Federation of Teachers Records

Identifier: LR000256
Abstract Teachers of East Detroit, Michigan, were first organized into the American Federation of Teachers in 1942, as members of the Macomb County Federation of Teachers, Local 698. The papers of the EDFT, beginning in 1953, include correspondence, minutes, constitutions, school board policy papers, and material on collective bargaining, co-ops, financial statements, conferences, grievances, merit rating, millage campaigns, strikes, mediation, insurance, retirement, and other matters of interest to...
Dates: 1953 - 1964

AFT Local 3605: Western Wisconsin Technical Institute Records

Identifier: LR001417
Abstract The collection contains information on collective bargaining and arbitration for college faculty, education in Wisconsin and issues facing vocational and adult education.
Dates: 1972 - 1989

AFT Local 4168: Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees Records

Identifier: LR001239
Abstract The collection consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the operation and administration of the union.
Dates: 1942 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1983

AFT Massachusetts Federation of Teachers Records

Identifier: LR001071
Abstract Collective bargaining, strikes and issues facing public education in Massachusetts. There is a lot of information on the various locals in Massachusetts and their issues ranging from strikes to contract negotiations.
Dates: 1952 - 1980

AFT Office of the President Records

Identifier: LR001553
Abstract Minutes, correspondence, reports, publications covering the president's office of Carl Megel and predominantly Charlie Cogen and David Selden. Important subjects are teacher strikes, contract negotiations, school desegregation, Oceanhill-Brownsville, education legislation, job stress, teacher centers.

The records are divided into two parts.
Dates: 1960 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1974

AFT State Federations Records

Identifier: LR000348_SF
Abstract Charter applications, clippings, correspondence, per capita reports, and notes from the various state federations of teachers to the national office. Topics covered include collective bargaining, membership drives, organizing of American teachers abroad, and school financing. Among the correspondents are Arthur Elder, William Green, and Hubert Humphrey. Series II and III contain materials from the President's office which include speeches, reports and correspondence.
Dates: 1922 - 1967

Albert K. Williams Papers

Identifier: LP001033
Abstract Albert K. Williams, also known as Kempton A. Williams, served as an organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Mr. Williams’ papers reflect his work with the CIO and his activities as a student at the Wisconsin School for Workers in Industry and at Brookwood Labor College.
Dates: 1933 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1951

Albert Shanker Papers

Identifier: LP001932
Abstract Albert Shanker is considered one of the most important labor leaders of the late 20th century, as the longest sitting president of the American Federation of Teachers. He was considered a leader in the development of public education, civil rights, and trade unionism. His papers reflect mainly his college years and early career as a teacher in New York City.
Dates: 1928 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968

Ann Filardo Papers

Identifier: LP001360
Abstract Ann Filardo was chairperson and executive board member of the Teachers Action Caucus, a rank and file caucus within the United Federation of Teachers, and founder of the United Action Caucus, a national rank and file group within the American Federation of Teachers. Her papers reflect her involvement with both groups.
Dates: 1969 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989

Arthur Elder Papers

Identifier: LP000075
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, reports, and a scrapbook relating to the AFL and education from 1941 to 1949, as well as correspondence, reports, resolutions, studies, hearings, and clippings pertaining to the American Federation of Teachers from 1934 to 1950, the Michigan Federation of Teachers from 1937 to 1949, and the Detroit Federation of Teachers from 1921 to 1951. It also contains correspondence relating to the organizing efforts of the MFT from 1939 to 1953, and to the dismissal...
Dates: 1921 - 1953; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1949

Brendan Sexton Papers

Identifier: LP001046
Abstract Brendan Sexton held various offices in key labor organizations, including president of the New York Workers Alliance, national secretary of the Workers Defense League, regional director of United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and United Auto Workers (UAW) director of education. He served as a faculty member and advisor on labor education to numerous academic institutions, among them the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell. Sexton’s papers document...
Dates: 1938 - 1988

David Bonior Papers, Part I

Identifier: LP001803
Abstract David Bonior (June 6, 1945 -) was a Michigan State Representative from 1973-76, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1976-2002, serving as Democratic Whip from 1991-2002. Bonior was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck. He received his BA at University of Iowa and his MA at Chapman University. After college he worked as a probation officer in Detroit before volunteering four years in the Air Force from 1968-72. Upon returning he was elected to the Michigan legislature, and...
Dates: 1976 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002

David S. Schick Papers

Identifier: LP000555
Abstract David Schick served in various capacities in the labor movement throughout his career in journalism, acting as an organizer and contract negotiator for various local newspaper unions. Mr. Schick aided in the organizing of the Newspaper Guild of New York, and was the founder and editor of the Philadelphia Labor Record. Mr. Schick’s papers document his interest in the unionization of newspaper workers and the political issues of concern to the labor movement, particularly regarding the 1948...
Dates: 1934 - 1969

Dearborn Federation of Teachers Local 681 Records

Identifier: LR001794
Abstract Part of the national American Federation of Teachers and statewide Michigan Federation of Teachers, the Dearborn Federation of Teachers, was chartered on February 28, 1945. Twenty years later, in1965, Michigan passed the Public Employee Relations Act; a law making organization and collective bargaining legal for public employees. Members of the union serve at four high schools, seven middle schools, 21 elementary schools, a community college and one early learning center within the city of...
Dates: 1939 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Detroit Teachers Association: Wayne State University Chapter Records

Identifier: LR000281
Abstract Financial papers and membership lists (1933-63), constitution and by-laws (1938), minutes (1941-42), and correspondence (1947-48, l963), collected by the Wayne State University Chapter of the Detroit Teachers Association (later the Detroit Education Association).
Dates: 1933 - 1963

Dolores Paskal Papers

Identifier: LP000237
Abstract Correspondence, reports, press releases, publicity, membership records, and newspaper clippings of the Ecorse (Michigan) Federation of Teachers, Local 1425. Subjects include membership, millage and election campaigns, and the Michigan Federation of Teachers Convention (1963).
Dates: 1960 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965

Ernest Smith Papers

Identifier: LP000906
Abstract Ernest Smith was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System who was involved in the black civil rights movement. He helped found the Michigan Freedom Now Party, an all-black party, for whom he ran as candidate for U.S. senator. His papers reflect his interest in black political action, resistance to compulsory unionization, right-to-work organizations, and civil rights issues.
Dates: 1962 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1971

Gabriel R. Mason Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 11
Identifier: LP000414
Abstract Gabriel Mason was a teacher and administrator in the New York City Public School System for over fifty years. He lectured in philosophy and education, was active in teachers unions, and was the author of a number of books. His papers consist of a manuscript copy of a chapter of his autobiography, "The Teachers' Union," plus a draft of a dedicatory note to Albert Shanker.
Dates: 1970

Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University

Identifier: LR001775
Abstract The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University filed for union recognition on February 2, 2001 with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee. On March 22, 2001 the GEU-MSU held its first general membership meeting and by the following month on April 20th the union had won the collective bargaining election 662 to 192. In September 2001 the union and administration began contract talks. By the beginning of winter semester information pickets were a daily occurrence on campus. In...
Dates: 1999 - 2002

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